Young Vet Appointed BRU Manager

Dr Nqobile Jaca, has been appointed the Manager of the Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences. The BRU is one of the largest laboratory animal facilities in Southern Africa. Located on the north-western side of the Westville campus, it comprises three floors and over 7 000 sq. of

Global Shapers of UKZN Spearhead Health Awareness Drive

Mr Clement Agoni, a PhD student under the supervision of Pharmaceutical Chemistry’s Professor Mahmoud Soliman, and Medical School alumnus, Dr Thandeka Maphumulo, spearheaded a health awareness drive at the Umlazi U21 Clinic on 24 June. The initiative, which was part of Men’s Health Month, National Blood Donor Month, and Youth Month all commemorated in June

Neuroscience Group hosts Successful Symposium

UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences hosted a Neuroscience symposium which brought together academics, researchers and postgraduate students. Neuroscience is the multidisciplinary study of the structure and function of the nervous system. Much remains to be known in this field and it is a rich area for research and knowledge. Furthermore, the stigma

Seminar Explores Nano Medicine

Guest lecturer from the University of South Florida, Professor Yashwant Pathak’s seminar on Nano Medicine was hosted by the Head of the Medical Biochemistry Discipline in the School of Laboratory Medicine, Professor Anil Chuturgoon. Pathak said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved many products with particulate materials in the nano size range.

College of Health Sciences Hosts Delegation from Holland

A College of Health Sciences team led by UKZN Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Busisiwe Ncama, hosted a delegation from the Erasmus School of Public Health Policy and Management in Holland as part of a Memorandum of Understanding agreement recently signed by the two institutions. During discussions, the delegations

Equipping Leaders with Key Skills

The School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (LMMS) held a two-day Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Training workshop led by renowned coach and consultant, Mrs Mariane Vorster, on the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus. The College of Health Sciences has held several such workshops to help equip its leaders with key skills required

Prevention of Strains and Sprains Focus of UKZN World Health and Safety Day

UKZN’s Occupational Health and Safety Department celebrated World Health and Safety Day by hosting an event to raise awareness about preventing sprains and strains in the workplace. World Health and Safety Day is celebrated annually on 28 April to create awareness on safety issues with the emphasis being that safety at work should continue throughout

Nursing Students Take Part in Spirit of Adventure Event

Second-year UKZN Bachelor of Nursing students took part in a Spirit of Adventure team building exercise with professional service staff and academics at Shongweni Dam near Durban. The event involves outdoor adventure in a bid to promote personal and interpersonal growth. Designed to emphasise leadership, team building and personal development, the participating students went through

Ithimba Lase-UKZN Lishaye Into Ecokeme ngama-Open Days

Click here for English version INyuvesi yaKwaZulu-Natal (i-UKZN) ifinyelele ezinkumbini zabafundi baKwaZulu-Natali ngama-Open Dayophikweni lwaseMgungundlovu nolwase-Westville. Lo mcimbi omkhulu waminyaka yonke unika abafundi baka-Grade 11 nabaka-Grade12 ithuba lokuthi bazi ngezifundo ezehlukene ezenziwa e-UKZN, uhlelo lokwemukelwa nendlela yokubhalisa nezinhlelo zokulekelelwa kwabafundi nosizo lwemali olukhona. Abamele amaKolishi aseNyuvesi womane baphendule imibuzo yezivakashi, bakhipha nezincwajana ezinemininingwane ngemikhakha engafundelwa.

Project to Improve Asthma Control in African Children Launched

A study to improve the control of asthma in African children was launched at UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine. The Achieving Control of Asthma in Children in Africa (ACACIA) study, initiated by the Queen Mary University of London, is a R36 million initiative funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in